Australian Bureau of Statistics
REVIEW OF THE INDIGENOUS STANDARD
The Indigenous Standard provides the basis for the ABS to collect statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is also used by other organisations that collect this information. A key part of the Standard is the ABS Standard Indigenous Question. This was introduced in 1996 and is supported by the Council of Australia Governments in schedule F of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement which states that “all jurisdictions will adopt the standard ABS Indigenous question and recording categories on data collection forms and information systems for key data sets”.
The review focused on four areas:
The consultation process is now closed. An information paper will be released later this year. Further enquiries can be sent to NCATSIS@abs.gov.au
This page first published 6 March 2013, last updated 27 August 2014